Capitulation is the word to describe what Christians have been doing recently. When you read about the decision SCOTUS made in regards to same-sex “whatever you want to call it”, it should be noted that there are Christians capitulating on the issue. Instead of being in the light to which God has called us, they would rather go back to the “domain of darkness” to which he rescued you from. (Col. 1:13)
Let’s get something out of the way: emotional arguments are nice, warm, and fuzzy; but they keep you and everyone around you in darkness. We must think with a renewed mind (Rom. 12) so that we proclaim Christ.
Imagine for a second that you are walking down a room with a candle as your light. The candle is small and the light only goes so far, but no matter where you are in the room, the darkness is immediately consumed by the light. This is how we are to think of Gospel proclamation.
Proclaiming the Gospel to the Homosexual Community
We know that there are men called specifically to go and evangelize out in the public square. However, every believer is called “to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15). This includes EVERYONE that you know.
Although there might not be a person you know who is homosexual, there might be someone who sympathizes with same-sex “mirage” (thank you Apologia guys). We have to learn how to engage this ideology. It is affecting our culture in a way that people never thought of 20 years ago. How do we engage people like this or with sympathies to this ideology? Just like everyone else: Proclaim Christ!
Homosexuals vary just like heterosexuals in their sin or degree of sin. There are a group of homosexuals that are not only more open about their sinful behavior, but boast in this fact. Proclaiming the Gospel to them will be just as important as proclaiming Christ to a child or grandma or anyone. They must acknowledge their sin and misery just like everyone else in order to try to understand there is a Hope for redemption. They are chained down to their sinful ways just like you once were.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Eph. 2
God has shown you mercy through His Son and we must realize that the same God who saved a wretch like you can (and might) save those around you as well.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph. 2